Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year...

...... welcome to another year of blogging.  Read on to find out what's in store for you...

January brings the snows and the snowdrops and here on James et Moi you will be able to meet new authors and find out about newly published books.  There will also be reviews and author interviews.  The first post of the year will be on January 10.

February brings frozen lakes and rain and thaws, whilst March brings sharp winds and the first spring flowers.  On the blog you will be able to enjoy some strolls with me around the streets of Paris and perhaps a wander or two through some art galleries.

May and June will bring some sunshine and some great news - more of that later.  Following on from last year when I took Robert Louis Stevenson and you around the Cévennes, I will be strolling through Averyon with it's fabulous medieval villages and castles and old fortified towns, such as Villefranche du Rouergue. You can get the most delicious nougat here! 

In the summer and through to September I will be taking you to the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon with another author as our guide.  We will be travelling further afield too, perhaps to the Dordogne and maybe even to one of the best road races for classic cars in Europe - but we'll see!

Naturally, all of this will be accompanied by some fab photos. I hope you will be able to join me and that you will enjoy the journey!


  1. I'm so sorry, but I can't find the correct place to submit a review request. Are you accepting new books?

    Here's the blurb:

    Even though she lives hundreds of miles away, when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.

    Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and hope you will never forget.

    If you are interested, please contact me on twitter, @MariaCorley

    Thank you,

  2. Thank you for your comment Maria and for visiting my blog. Your story sounds interesting but I have a few questions and will message you directly via twitter.